Filmmaker Cameron Crowe stated in interviews about his 2000 movie Almost Famous that he based the film’s Penny Lane character (played by Kate Hudson) on two ladies he met during the early 1970s â€” Bebe Buell and Geraldine Edwards. He said he developed some of Penny’s dialogue from statements Buell had made in interviews previously mentioned the years. The majority of the character was based on Geraldine Edwards, however. In 1981, Buell listinged a four song EP on Rhino Records, produced by Rick Derringer and Ric Ocasek, with The Cars serving as her band on two tracks. The rock band Power Station began in 1984 when then-boyfriend John Taylor (of Duran Duran fame) pulled some famous friends together to provide backing for another of Buell’s musical efforts. She also formed the band The B-Sides in 1980 but they disbanded in 1985. She founded another band called The Gargoyles in 1985, and released a couple of singles. A few higher record companies were showing interest, but they disbanded when the paternity of her daughter Liv became publicly known in 1991. She withdrew from performing for six years in the 1990s; Buell managed her daughter Liv, helping to launch her career as a successful international model and actress. She also represented actress Charis Michelsen. She released her very first recording in ten years with a single “Air Kisses for the Masses” in May 2009 and completed recording of a total length 12 song album set for late Fall 2009. It can be downloaded on iTunes or Amazon MP3. Buell is playing a series of live shows in the New York City area to promote the single.
In September of 2011, Buell released Hard Love, an aggressive rock album influenced by grunge and glam rock. The album was produced By Bebe’s husband James Wallerstein of the critically acclaimed proto-grunge band Das Damen, and Stephen DeAcutis. The 11-track record features original songs alongside covers of Gang of Four’s “I Love A Man In Uniform” and “Baby Baby” by the English punk rock band The Vibrators.
|Date of Birth||14-July-1953|
|Place of Birth||Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.|
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